Plomb du Cantal

Plomb du Cantal
Highest point
Elevation 1,855 m (6,086 ft)
Coordinates 45°03′31″N 2°45′41″E / 45.05861°N 2.76139°E / 45.05861; 2.76139Coordinates: 45°03′31″N 2°45′41″E / 45.05861°N 2.76139°E / 45.05861; 2.76139
Plomb du Cantal


Location Cantal departement, France
Parent range Massif Central

The Plomb du Cantal is the highest summit of Mounts of Cantal in the Massif central, France.

Geography, geology

The summit is located in the eastern part of the volcanic massif of the Cantal. Formed of basanite, it's a remnant of a basaltic lake formed of solidified lava and is the site of the most recent volcanic activity in the range. It was formed 2.9 Million years ago, above an accumulation of several layers of pyroclastic trachyandesite.


The summit is accessible from the ski resort of Super Lioran by a cable car and also from the pass of Prat-de-Bouc (in the east) via a hiking trail.


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